KARACHI: The Counter Terrorism Department of Karachi Police have arrested five terrorists of a banned militant outfit in Karachi.
The CTD officials nabbed the militants during an operation in Moach Goth and Empress Market areas.
According to CTD officials, the terrorists were planning to blow up a high voltage transmission line supplying electricity to the Hub areas in Balochistan.
The CTD and Rangers conducted a joint operation in Moach Goth and Empress Market in the wake of intelligence reports about the presence of terrorists in the areas.
The security officials arrested the suspects on Tuesday and recovered from their possession weapons and explosive materials.
The arrested suspects were selling explosive materials, and weapons to the militants.
Earlier, ISPR said that the security forces have shot dead four terrorists in Hoshab area of Balochistan during an Intelligence Based Operation on Tuesday.
The military officials tracked a terrorist group in the area and conducted an IBO in Hoshab, Balochistan, ISPR said in a statement issued on Wednesday.
The ISPR further said that the military officials have tracked a group of terrorists involved in planting improvised explosive devices (IEDs) along the M-8 highway. The group also mounted gun attacks on security forces and civilians.
According to the ISPR, the security forces cordoned off the hideout of the group, dropped their combatants there through helicopter who eliminated the terrorists.
During the intelligence-based operation, four militants tried to escape from the area. However, as all paths in the area were sealed with drop-in military check points, the terrorists left with no other choice but to attack a check point.
Consequently, four terrorists were killed in heavy exchange of fire, ISPR added.
The ISPR further said that the security officials have recovered a cache of arms and ammunition along with explosive devices from the hideout of the terrorist in Hoshab, Balochistan.